(Closed) Should I move on and start fresh??

posted 8 years ago in Career
Post # 3
1290 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

@hopefullbeee:  I worked nights (7pm-7:30am) as a nurse and only lasted 2 years with that position. The nights really, really get to you after awhile. For that reason alone, I would suggest looking for a new job.

You seem very unhappy. Look for a new job (do not quit your old one until you get a new one) and then invest in some sort of sleep-aide because you will need them for awhile.

Post # 4
509 posts
Busy bee

If the call centre is always hiring, what does that tell you? That it’s got a pretty high turnover rate, and I’m not talking about pastries here…  Jobs are always tricky but if you’re going to be home more and stressed about your job, is there really a positive net gain?

If a great job comes along that gives you what you’re looking for…jump!  I wouldn’t make a lateral or downward move at this critical point personally.

Post # 6
158 posts
Blushing bee

I think if you have worked in a call centre before, the call centre might be your gateway to something greater. 

I know people who have worked at call centres, they are definitely not the best places to work, but they are great for a job when you are in school. 

There’s no shame in even just applying to different jobs around where you are now. Especially if there’s a chance you will get one and be able to spend more time with your family. You never know what opportunities are out there, or what you can get unless you apply.

Sounds to me like you don’t like your current job, and staying there is not going to do you any good. There aren’t any promotions or even raises happening. 

You’ve already been there for 2.5 years, it’s time to find something new. You’ve already learned what there is to learn at this position. Don’t leave your job though until you find something new. 

Look for jobs that are flexible, because like you said you want to do some schooling. I think that’s a great idea. It shows you are motivated and willing to do what it takes to upgrade your skills. 

Post # 7
374 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I work evenings in a hospital and I’ve done this shift for 2 years. It SUCKS to not be home with my fiance and, while we made it work, I was so grateful that a promotion opportunity opened up that would move me to days because it was causing a LOT of unhappiness in my life. When you work evenings/nights, all you HAVE is your weekend days to see BOTH your hubby, family, and friends. So, you have to choose, and choosing sucks…


My advice to you is to just apply and interview. Non profits are great jobs for your heart and to put to use the great passion you have for your field. But, in this economy, they experience severe cuts, pay freezes, requiring furlough days, and not allowing people to advance in title or salary. My friend is experiencign this working for WIC in Maine. While it was a great job for her to gain experience to apply for her dietetic internship, it’s not a career now that she knows the roadblocks for advancement.

You won’t be making a mistake by trying. I promise you that. Maine is ALWAYS hiring in non profit agencies and those jobs will always be around. Change is good and  you never know– you might meet someone at that job that has connections in the field youre interested in. Best of luck!

Post # 8
312 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Call centers suck if you ask me. I did it for like 4 months and I hated it. But since you’ve already done it, I guess you could apply. I also did cold calling to alumni in college and that wasn’t as bad as the call center. I’ve had some bad job experiences so I am staying with my current job til after we are married. I work in the non profit industry as well. I’ve found that the industry is obviously less paying but usually there are other perks. My job has good vacation and they are flexible. Plus it’s really close only 20 minutes from where  I live. Are you planning on having kids in the near future? Maybe your schedule would be good for having kids. Or maybe not if your hubs would be waking up all night with a baby while you are at work.

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